Hingham: House Fire Leaves Estimated $200K in Damage

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Photo courtesy of Hingham PD


A Hingham home sustained an estimated $200,000 in damage following a Friday afternoon fire.

Fire Chief Robert Olsson tells WATD News the fire was reported at 2:14 p.m. in the basement of 12 Stanford Dr.

It’s believed the 1-Alarm fire may have started in the dryer and intensified due to the failure of the oil tank.

Olsson says units from Weymouth and Norwell responded to the scene while units from Rockland and Hull provided station coverage while Hingham crews were still on scene.

No injuries were reported and Olsson says the homeowner will be residing with family for the time being.

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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.